[jengks] /dʒɛŋks/ (Show IPA), 1818–94, U.S. social reformer and women’s-rights leader.
a plant that flowers, esp in a specified way: a night bloomer
(Brit, informal) a stupid mistake; blunder
(Brit) a medium-sized loaf, baked on the sole of the oven, glazed and notched on top
1730, agent noun from bloom (v.).
A blunder; boner, goof: a ”bloomer” by Truman and Marshall about a grave that was not there/ This dictionary, I’m afraid, is scarcely free of bloomers
[Australian 1880s+; fr the phrase ”a blooming error”]
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Association of Casualty and Surety Companies.
Algernon Charles, 1837–1909, English poet and critic. Contemporary Examples Jonathan Bate argues in the TLS that Swinburne was a master metrician as well as a pioneer in changing sexual attitudes. Best of Brit Lit Peter Stothard July 8, 2009 For Swinburne, there are physical signs that a God made everything else, and that is that. […]
Also, A.C.V. actual cash value. air cushion vehicle: any of various vehicles that ride over water or terrain on a cushion of air generated by downward-thrusting fans and are pushed forward by one or more air propellers. actual cash value air-cushion vehicle
Alfred Charles William, Viscount Northcliffe, 1865–1922, English journalist, publisher, and politician. his brother, Harold Sidney, 1st Viscount Rothermere [roth -er-meer] /ˈrɒð ərˌmɪər/ (Show IPA), 1868–1940, English publisher and politician. Historical Examples Edward disliked the Harmsworth Press; Robert thought it was doing good. Saint’s Progress John Galsworthy “This stuff seems to have been meant for some […]